Carrot Cake Oatmeal
I am in, indeed, coming down with a cold but I am still determined to fight the sucker. I have been chugging water and green tea and borrowed this tip from a recent issue of Women’s World magazine of all places: I put two decaf green tea bags into the carafe of my coffee maker and poured water into the machine like usual. I removed the tea bags after 5 minutes, but my coffee maker kept the green tea warm all day so I could top up my mug whenever I wanted. It’s an easy way to increase your green tea intake when there is always hot tea at the ready. Pretty smart, eh?
But the reason I am writing a second entry today is:
1. Henry finally fell asleep! Alert the media! Two naps in one day has been sadly missing from our routine as of late.
2. I am currently eating such a delicious meal that I had to share it IMMEDIATELY.
Since I am sick and feeling glum, I decided to have Breakfast for Dinner. Husband is at work so I am flying solo. When I saw Oh She Glow’s recipe for Carrot Cake Oatmeal, I knew I had to make it, like, now so I did. Ahhh, autonomy.
I looooove carrot cake. It is my favourite of all the cakes. I often wonder how the first person came upon this recipe. Think about all of the other vegetable cakes that were made before carrot cake was invented. Potato cake. Green bean cake. Pea cake. Don’t visualize that last one (Eww).
Incorporating the best aspects of carrot cake into oatmeal form is pure genius. If you’ve read Oh She Glows for any amount of time, you know you can trust her recipes. She is a vegan which makes her recipes even more unique. Sadly, my version of this recipe lost its vegan rep by my using regular cream instead of coconut cream. Oops!
Amazing that this shade of orange is naturally occurring.
At first it felt a little weird to be adding carrots to my oatmeal
The finished product!
Along with using regular cream, I also used almonds instead of walnuts since I am out. Aside from those substitutions, I made the recipe exactly as described.
After such a glum day, it’s definitely been the highlight. Food so often is…